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Forum staff reports, Published February 03 2011

Hakstol says Kristo didn't break school rules in frostbite incident

GRAND FORKS – University of North Dakota men’s hockey coach Dave Hakstol said Wednesday that sophomore forward Danny Kristo did not break any school rules in the process of developing frostbite Sunday night walking near the UND campus.

Hakstol said there wasn’t much new information on Kristo or Chay Genoway, who suffered a leg injury Friday at Colorado College.

Kristo remains in a St. Paul hospital with frostbite on the toes of his right foot due to exposure to extreme cold.

“I spoke with Danny’s father and they request we keep his progress to the privacy of the family,” Hakstol said.

Kristo was initially treated in Grand Forks but was taken to Regions Hospital in St. Paul on Monday. Regions Hospital spokeswoman Wendy Burt said Kristo was in fair condition Wednesday.

Kristo, who had three assists at Colorado College on Saturday, turned in some productive performances of late. The 2010 Western Collegiate Hockey Association rookie of the year has 22 points in 29 games this season.

Hakstol said a possible return date for Genoway may be known by Friday or perhaps Monday.

The Sioux are off this week.